Statement on the I-35W Bridge Collapse Anniversary

Fifteen years ago, 13 people lost their lives in the I-35W Bridge Collapse tragedy caused by structural deficiency. And yet still today, there are over 43,000 bridges across the United States—618 right here in Minnesota—that are considered deficient by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

President Biden’s infrastructure bill—which my opponent opposed—works to ensure that tragedies like this never befall another community. It honors the memories of the lives we lost by protecting the lives of millions more Americans that depend on our nation’s infrastructure for their lives and livelihoods.

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